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City planning ‘homeless roundup’ to make themselves pretty for Olympics parade?

There’s hoovervilles all over town but most prominently on the likely route for such a parade. Got to hide that dead and rotting pachyderm in the antechamber. Don’t want the Capitalist “leaders” who make money from killing people overseas and … Continue reading

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Not so much bread, plenty of circus.

At last the modern gladiatorial spectacle in Rio is over. Yay! To not take away any reward gotten by the slave-entertainers, if you won anything good for you. The United States didn’t win a single thing. Seriously.  The athletes who … Continue reading

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Michael Phelps wins gold to “right the wrong” of USA missing out on a medal

Minutes after winning the first of his 2016 gold medals, Michael Phelps interjected into an interview of his teammates “this [victory] was to right a wrong” referencing a loss in 2012 in which he was robbed of a medal apparently. … Continue reading

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Pam Gellar makes racist statement about US Muslim Fencer – Startling?

because the star fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad who has already won a Bronze medal in the Sabre competition. Which is beyond amazing in itself…. while wearing hijab. The US team never had really good performances in fencing. Partly because certain factions … Continue reading

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Miracle on Hardwood 1972

Yeah. It’s happening again. The Miracle On Ice, revisited. God how I hate the Olympics years. Not only do they have the constant rehash of bombastic imperialistic wack-job bullshit about how the U.S. hockey team winning a game, a game … Continue reading

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Hey! The White Wealth Olymics are on!

Olympic commentators are fawning over the winter sports dynasties, some of them actual petty-royal lineages, from European feifdoms and colonial sultanships, family trees full of resort-dwelling ski bums, literally, jetsetters. Agree the commentators: “It’s in the genes!”

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City For Champions? Colorado Springs is city of blood-doping Olympian cheats

Colorado Springs is not home to an Olympic Training Center because of our competitive nature, proclivity for classic games, nor certainly athletic bloodlines — it’s our high altitude that draws athletes in training so they’ll hit the games with a … Continue reading

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Oops. McDonalds shill Ryan Lochte says he ate sponsor’s food in Beijing, won fewer medals.

Literally, Ryan Lochte scored his piece of silver at the 2012 London Games for endorsing McDonalds’ unolympian crap-food. But in London Lochte waited until after his competitive events to “go to McDonalds”. His fellow shill Michael Phelps added a vicarious, … Continue reading

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Should the London Olympics remember the 1972 Munich Holocaust? Do you?

America can’t memorialize the 1972 Munich hostage killings, because that act of terrorism was not unlike our own airstrikes or special ops raids, against purported enemy combatants, off the field of combat, except we don’t even try to kidnap them … Continue reading

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Do the 2012 London Olympics need extra security forces to protect Israeli athletes or to arrest them?

Organizers are worried about inadequate security for the Olympic Games set to begin next month in London. What security threat are they anticipating exactly? It’s true the Olympics have become a bullseye for globalization critics. More and more, both athletes … Continue reading

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Wikileaks Cablegate on 2008 Olympics: US rats on Dutch radio avoiding IOC & Chinese censors via complex intertubes

Aftenposten’s monopoly on unleaked-by-Wikileaks-leaks went comparatively stale this weekend for American readers at least, but there was this nugget in a Beijing Olympics “Situation Report.” The last item of an August 21, 2008 diplomatic cable told how a Dutch pirate … Continue reading

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“Warrior” drops peacekeeping pretense

COLO. SPRINGS- Just down the street, all week, the Olympic Training Center hosts the Warrior Games, a Special Olympics for wounded vets. And there it is. Not injured peace- keepers, not disabled freedom-bringers, not usurpers of foreign lives and liberty … Continue reading

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Debacle on Ice!!!

So, since the “Miracle on Ice” way back when, the One time out of oh, let’s see, ALL the times the U.S. played hockey in the Olympics, that they won a gold, against the Soviets, somehow proved that Capitalism was … Continue reading

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Rachael Flatt will not be assimilated

Rachael Flatt is neither fat nor homely, but it doesn’t take an Olympic judge to downgrade her prospects in figure skating. Embarrassingly, sports commentators were poised to preempt confused TV viewers from sitting up in alarm. Who is this stout … Continue reading

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Vancouver 2010 Olympic destinations

Amtrak Station 1150 Station Street Apple Store at Pacific Center, 701 West Georgia Street USA House at Level, 1022 Seymour Street Hilton Metrotown 6083 McKay Avenue Olympic Tent City protest encampment, 58 West Hastings Street Adbusters Magazine Culture Jammers, 1243 … Continue reading

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Forget Olympic Gold, US claims a ring

The Olympic rings represent continents don’t they? I can almost see the globe laid flat traversed by the five rings, even the colors seem culturally appropriate. B, Y, Bk, G, R are the US, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. … Continue reading

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McDonalds: Eat Like Fat Olympians

The authentic moment in the McDonalds commercial “Eat Like Olympians” is where an athlete walks amazed past tables of A-list Olympians stuffing their faces with Chicken McNuggets. He’s not starstruck, but dumbstruck at the sight of athletes poisoning themselves/selling out. … Continue reading

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Olympic opening ceremonies dedicated to the late inhabitants of Marjah

With television viewers transfixed by the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, US Marines in Afghanistan are undertaking an explosive Fallujah-class opening ceremony in Helmand Province against the little town of Marjah, a so-called Taliban stronghold. Thousands of … Continue reading

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Woe to the lowly in Rio

Despite the efforts of Oprah and the Obamas, it didn’t take the International Olympic Committee long to eliminate Chicago from the competition to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Expected to be one of the final two candidates, the city … Continue reading

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Obama relinquishes O to Olympics

I thought the decision of where to host the 2016 Olympics might have been an offer the IOC couldn’t refuse. Copenhagen faced giving the West’s Great White Hope an early black eye, but didn’t hesitate. Chicago’s loss is no TKO … Continue reading

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Yes we can, host the 2016 Olympics

President Obama came into office with quite a checklist: Stop war-making, Close Guantanamo, End renditions/torture, Rescind the Patriot Act, Restore the rule of law, Address global warming, Reform US health care, Re-regulate bankers, Talk to Iran, and doubtless many other … Continue reading

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Obama said The Ukraine not Ukraine tsk

On the subject of spinning the debates…   Did you hear about Barack Obama’s horrible gaffe in the first debate?! According to public radio, Obama referred to “The Ukraine” instead of the less diminutive “Ukraine” sans-the. PRI’s The World trotted … Continue reading

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World will see the same authoritarian circus at Beijing, Denver, and St. Paul

…. Late summer authoritarianism is going full blast now! Nobody seems to be worried about anything in the Big Disconnect Universe. All is the same rosy lock-stock-and-barrel circus of grinning authoritarian clowns, as they talk empty ‘Change’ , Homeland Security, … Continue reading

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Tiki Barber is my hero

Beware. This is going to be a rant.   Today, I met with great misfortune. I watched MSNBC’s unbelievably sub-par coverage of the Olympics. Jenna Wolfe, know-nothing sports commentator extraordinaire, was recounting her favorite moments of the Games. To her, … Continue reading

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If it sounds too good to be true

…it probably is.   Jamaica’s Usain Bolt won both the 100-meter and 200-meter sprints in world record time, something that hasn’t been done in 32 years. The Jamaican women, led by Shelly-Ann Fraser, swept the 100-meter race. Today another Jamaican … Continue reading

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